That’s Disgusting! Drumming Up Old-Fashioned Homophobia

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Conservatives are losing their stand against LGBTQ rights, and they know it. With the growing number of LGBTQ individuals who are "out" about their sexual and gender identities, it's an increasingly rare person who doesn't know one---and it's harder to oppose the rights of someone you know than to oppose the rights of someone you don't know. The focus on marriage equality has also led to a public relations campaign aimed at shaping public perceptions of LGBTQ individuals, presenting them as … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Allowing the Devil To Undress You: The Slut-Shaming of a Former Homeschooler

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A Guest Post by Ryan StollarOriginally posted on Homeschoolers AnonymousA disgrace.A destructive force against families.Homeschool dropout.A rat turd.These are but a number of phrases used on HSLDA’s Facebook page in reference to Teresa Scanlan, a former homeschooler attending Patrick Henry College. These are not phrases used by HSLDA; in fact, HSLDA has championed Teresa as a homeschool success story. But these phrases are also not coming from anti-homeschoolers or l … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Sheer Terror Is a Good Motivator

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Created To Be His Help Meet, pp. 144---46Guess what? We're halfway through the book! We've finished the entirety of Part 1! And guess what? I've only been at this for 11 months! Another 11 months to go! Woot!Part 1 was called "The Help Meet." It included 14 chapters with titles ranging from "A Merry Heart" and "The Gift of Wisdom" to "The Nature of Man and Woman" and "King and Kingdoms." I went through it page by page rather than chapter by chapter. Part 2 is called "Titus 2." It … [Read more...]

Male Atheists and White Knight Sexism

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One strategy frequently used by male atheists attempting to deconvert religious women is to point to the ways religion oppresses women. This is fine, if it is accompanied with an understanding that not all religion oppresses women, an awareness that atheism does not eliminate sexism, and a wider commitment to challenging the oppression of women in every forum where it surfaces. But all too often, it's not accompanied by these things. In fact, there are all too many times when pointing out the … [Read more...]

Hey Ladies, Rock the Vote—by Not Voting

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When I was sixteen, I was at a camp located in the fusion between "biblical" Christianity and capitalist patriotism. There was a man there with his children, and he was vetting me as a potential bride for one of his five strapping lads. Oh, this wasn't explicit---but in retrospect it was pretty obvious. Anyway, one question he asked me was what I thought about whether I thought women should vote. He explained that his wife did not. I think this may have been how I disqualified myself from being … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Why Men Need Wives

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 21---26In this section, Michael lays out his reasons as to why every man should be married. Hint: It's because they need a help meet. (Shocking, I know) I Needed HerThe reason I chose Deb to be my bride was because I had developed a need for her. Not sexual at first. I had possessed a sexual need for thirteen years and knew many girls I felt could satisfy that hunger.Before I met Deb, she … [Read more...]

SMM: Chapter 4—Dominion and Helping Our Fathers

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A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted Time To Live, FriendThought the nightmarish Chapter 4 was over? Nope, there’s so much more (pun intended).The Botkins have established (albeit, unconvincingly) that a woman, whether married or single, is to be a helpmeet. Now, they begin discussing Dominionism, God’s plan for the world, and how girls are to help their fathers in their vision. Girls are not to have their own visions. They are simply to accept their father’s vision.And how are g … [Read more...]


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